Lou's Assessment

Pain is off and on

Accepting death

Home after surgery

First talk about dying

Radiation went well

Intense pain gave Lou no hope

First hospice visit

Radiation went well

(Lou and his wife Mickey)

The cancer started growing very close to the spinal cord and we went to the doctor and they x-rayed. They were afraid of his becoming paralyzed. So they decided that maybe they should do some radiation to kill that cancer near the spine. They said 25 treatments and he said, fine. And I think it ended up being 37 treatments. Every day for that many weeks and he weathered that pretty good. He didn't start getting sick until he got kind of nauseous at the end. He's built of strong stuff.

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